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Defining Heart Disease

People often equate heart disease with heart attacks, but they’re not one and the same. Heart disease is a broad term for many conditions that can raise your risk of stroke or heart failure. UR Medicine preventive cardiologist Dr. John Bisognano explains five common forms of heart disease and offers tips for managing or preventing them.

Staying Healthy After Cancer

Staying Healthy After Cancer

You did it—you’ve come through treatment and now are cancer-free! What can you do now to support your good health? UR Medicine oncology nurse Alicia Coffin offers this advice.

8/4/2015 | 0 comments
Back to School: Is a Physical Exam on Your To-Do List?

Back to School: Is a Physical Exam on Your To-Do List?

Summer is winding down as back-to-school items are popping up on store shelves. The last few weeks of summer are the perfect time to complete your back-to-school checklist. Pediatrician Dr. Anne Francis says a physical examination for your child should always make the cut, no matter what grade your child is entering.

7/28/2015 | 0 comments
Breastfeeding Benefits Both Babies and Moms

Breastfeeding Benefits Both Babies and Moms

August is National Breastfeeding Month, a great time to bring newfound awareness to nature’s oldest—and indisputably best—way to feed a baby. Renowned breastfeeding expert Dr. Ruth Lawrence shares information on the benefits of breastfeeding for moms and babies.

7/28/2015 | 0 comments
Fitness Trackers: Trend or Tool

Fitness Trackers: Trend or Tool

Move over, wristwatch, there’s a new accessory in town and it’s sleek, functional and wildly popular. Wearable fitness devices are strapped around the wrists of people everywhere, tracking their every move. We asked UR Medicine family physician Dr. Michael Mendoza if they’re a trend, a status symbol, or a useful wellness tool.

7/28/2015 | 2 comments
Face Facts: Keep an Eye on Makeup’s Freshness

Face Facts: Keep an Eye on Makeup’s Freshness

Before your brush on that mascara or line your lids, stop and think about when you last updated your makeup bag. Old or expired makeup can put you at risk for pink eye and other serious infections. UR Medicine optometrist Dr. Rebecca Nally, of the Flaum Eye Institute offers tips to protect your eyes when you’re putting on your face.

7/24/2015 | 0 comments